The Milpitas Chamber of Commerce
Based on the format established by the California Chamber of Commerce
1. Location:Milpitas, incorporated in January 1954, is located 45 miles south of San Francisco and 380 miles north of Los Angeles. The City of Milpitas is situated in Santa Clara County and at the north-east section of Silicon Valley. Milpitas is 14.5 square miles in area.
2. Economic Growth and Trends:
|Population in the County||1,064,741||1,295,071||1,497,577||1,692,933||1,890,909|
|Taxable Sales of Retail Stores – County||1,529,752||5,461,581||10,341,461||19,773,484||27,427,709|
|Population in City Limit||26,561||37,820||50,686||62,698||71,552|
|Taxable Sales of Retail Stores – City||14,242||100,358||302,583||917,651||1,270,513|
|School Enrollment, BR K-6||7,110||5,130||4,917||5,079||5,212|
Source: U. S. Weather Service
Elevation: 20 feet above sea level
Prevailing winds: NW directionMean Speed: 6.5 mph
Rail: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail passenger service with 99 active Light Rail in Fleet utilizing 62 Light Rail Stations. Union Pacific freight rail service, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Caltrain commuter service, Amtrak national passenger rail service.
Truck: 65 interstate truck carriers and 400 radial contract carriers.
Air: Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC: 5 miles from Milpitas City Hall), Oakland Airport (OAK: 30 miles), San Francisco International Airport (SFO: 35 miles). There are also smaller general aviation airports in Palo Alto (PAO) and San Jose (RHV).
Bus: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operates 75 regularly operating bus routes as of January 2011. There are many commuter-based services and connections to VTA light rail service and Caltrain stations. VTA also provides express bus service linking BART in Fremont.
Water: Port of Redwood City, San Francisco Bay and Port of Oakland are all within 40 miles.
Highways: Highway 237, 680, and 880 link Milpitas to the rest of the Silicon Valley.